Archdiocese urging cancelation of Elliman performance after drug arrest

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The Archdiocese of Agana says they are “very disappointed” in Elliman’s arrest.

Guam – The Archdiocese of Agana is voicing its opposition to a concert scheduled for Saturday with headlining artist Yvonne Elliman who was busted for drug possession this week. 

The church released a statement ahead of Elliman’s concert that was put together to benefit the Mt. Carmel Catholic School. The Archdiocese says they are “very disappointed” about Elliman’s arrest.

The grammy award winning singer songwriter and her husband Allen Alexander were stopped at the AB Won Pat International Airport upon their arrival Tuesday night and customs agents say they found 3.5 grams of ice and 3.3 grams of marijuana in the couple’s luggage.

But at this point, the church says their hands are tied and there’s nothing they can do to stop the concert because of the unique arrangement they have with the Mt. Carmel Alumni and Endowment Foundation, which took over management of the school seven years ago when the archdiocese was on the verge of shutting the school down.

The church says they met with the non-profit organization and “We expressed strongly that a performer who had just been arrested for possession of drugs should not participate in an event sponsored by a Catholic school. The archdiocese regrets that the Mount Carmel Alumni Foundation has chosen to continue the gala event with the participation of Elliman-Alexander.”

Elliman and her husband were released on $10,000 personal recognizance bonds after spending a night in jail and were ordered to report to probation three times a week and surrender their passports.

The concert will be held at the Dusit Thani Guam at 6 pm this Saturday. Tickets are $200 each.